Here are a few tips on how to set up a health check at workspace level.
- Get stakeholders involved: A health check that goes beyond several teams is interesting for many groups of people. Therefore, you should inform in good time if you plan to set up the workspace health check. Typical stakeholders are: teams, executives, possibly HR and the works council.
- Just start: In a health check at the organization level, there are many stakeholders who would like to influence the topic. In order not to be slowed down by this coordination process, we recommend starting with the minimum compromise and limiting yourself to very general topics such as job satisfaction or the ROI of agile meetings. The workspace health check can be expanded flexibly at any time.
- Less is more: Because of the large number of stakeholders, it is very tempting to include a large number of topics in the workspace health check. Unfortunately, this often leads to excessive demands on the employees as feedback providers and possibly "survey fatigue". So even after you get started, keep in mind not to overdo the number of survey topics. Only include health check items that are really relevant.
- Use existing context: Many companies have defined corporate values. Ideally, these company values serve as a guide for Echometer's workspace health check, which can serve as a culture barometer in this context. By taking up the corporate values, the commitment of the HR department and executives can also be strengthened to actively establish Echometer in teams across the company and thus to use the added values more comprehensively.
In addition to a workspace health check, we recommend to also set up a team health check.